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September 18, 2012

What’s obvious to everyone in Oxford is now clear to the rest of the state. The University of Mississippi is continuing to grow.

What’s obvious to everyone in Oxford is now clear to the rest of the state. The University of Mississippi is continuing to grow. The Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) released the 2012 preliminary fall enrollment figures for the state of Mississippi on Monday.

July 11, 2012

An article about freshman enrollment on the front page of the June 6 Daily Mississippian contained misleading information.

 
An article about freshman enrollment on the front page of the June 6 Daily Mississippian contained misleading information.
Associate Provost Noel Wilkin said the university implemented a new process this year that makes it misleading to compare this year's number of admitted students to last year's number. The university has begun asking admitted students if they will enroll. Once a student indicates that he or she does not intend to enroll, that student is no longer counted in the number of admitted students.

March 25, 2012

The fatal shootings of two Mississippi college students over the weekend has led to an outpouring of sympathy from University of Mississippi students and administrators. 

 

The fatal shootings of two Mississippi college students over the weekend has led to an outpouring of sympathy from University of Mississippi students and administrators. 

April 29, 2011

Rarely do institutions draw the line between earning extra credit and giving away points.

This question has recently been brought to light in the Sacramento area because of the actions of a Folsom Lake College professor.

The professor offered to raise students’ grades if they helped in the college foundation’s fundraiser. Students could raise their grades by an entire letter grade depending on how much money they raised, essentially setting up students to pay for extra credit.

April 24, 2011

For decades Lamar Hall has been the home of the Law School, but with the Robert C. Khayat Law Center now in use, the fate of what will become of older building has been a question.

For decades Lamar Hall has been the home of the Law School, but with the Robert C. Khayat Law Center now in use, the fate of what will become of older building has been a question.

Associate provost Noel Wilkin said there is value in having undergraduate classrooms in the center of campus, which was a driving factor in the decision to make a new law school.

“The building will undergo a renovation to convert many of the spaces to classrooms,” Wilkin said. “The need for classrooms has grown as our student enrollment has grown.

February 22, 2011

Following suit with national and statewide efforts to increase graduation rates, the University of Mississippi administration is stepping up efforts to boost rates here as well.

Following suit with national and statewide efforts to increase graduation rates, the University of Mississippi administration is stepping up efforts to boost rates here as well.

According to University statistics, Ole Miss’ 4-year graduation rates have been between 24.7 percent and 35.3 percent over the past 10 years. Six-year rates have varied from 50.4 percent to 60.5 percent. According to Associate Provost Noel Wilkin, the national average for 6-year graduation rates is around 50 percent.

February 9, 2011

Associate provost Noel Wilkin said making the decision to close the campus is always a difficult one.

Associate provost Noel Wilkin said making the decision to close the campus is always a difficult one.

Wilkin said the crisis action team, which he is a part of, bases the decision off of several different sources.

“We always strive to make the best possible decisions based on the safety of our students, faculty and staff,” Wilkin said.

Yesterday, Wilkin said, the action team did not receive information strong enough to close the campus until 10:45 p.m.

February 9, 2011

The long-term strategic plan that helped bring Phi Beta Kappa, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Lott Leadership Institute is back, and Chancellor Dan Jones said he hopes to surpass the University’s previous success.

The long-term strategic plan that helped bring Phi Beta Kappa, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Lott Leadership Institute is back, and Chancellor Dan Jones said he hopes to surpass the University’s previous success.

In 1994, former Chancellor Robert Khayat started the multi-year planning process called the Commitment to Excellence Campaign.

Jones’ version of the planning process is called UM 2020: A Bold Vision Forward.